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I am Avani.I am facing a problem with my breasts. My breasts are leaking white fluid. I am really tensed seeing this. Please can you help me? I am not pregnant. I never had a sexual intercourse


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replied June 6th, 2012
Breasts Answer A35756
Hi,

Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. You are suffering from Galactorrhea, or inappropriate lactation. This can occur in approximately 20 to 25 percent of women.

Lactation requires the presence of estrogen, progesterone and, most importantly, prolactin. The important causes of galactorrhea which need to be looked into are pituitary adenomas, hypothyroidism, various medications like antidepressants, blood pressure medicines and certain tranquilizers & breast stimulation.

Important diagnostic tests include prolactin level, kidney and thyroid function tests and, if indicated, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain to rule out prolactinoma of the pituitary gland. Hypothyroidism & Pituitary Prolactinomas can also cause a disturbance in the periods. I’ll suggest consulting an endocrinologist for the same as it is not possible to make an online diagnosis.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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